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In Memoriam: Colombian Indigenous Rights Defenders


This Storymap provides an overview of the devastating situation of violence against Indigenous human rights defenders in Colombia, based on Cultural Survival's 2019 "In Memoriam" report profiling 28 Indigenous defenders. This new report expands upon the lives of 11 Indigenous defenders from Colombia, elaborating on their important contributions for justice as well as the connections among their murders. We honor the legacies of these Colombian defenders and add our voice to the global calls to hold perpetrators accountable for their tragic deaths. This digital report was created by The Human Rights Investigations Lab for the Americas, which is housed at the Research Center for the Americas (RCA) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The RCA co-published this report with Cultural Survival.

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